Hubble Space Telescope Call for Proposals for Cycle 17


December 2007

Hubble Space Telescope Call for Proposals
for Cycle 17

Policies, Procedures &
Phase I Proposal Instructions

Call for Proposals

We invite scientists to participate in Cycle 17 of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The telescope and its instruments were built under the auspices of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). Management of HST's scientific program is carried out by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). We anticipate allocating up to 3000 orbits in Cycle 17, including up to 1000 orbits for Large and Treasury proposals, with the remainder allocated to regular GO Programs. An additional 500-800 SNAPSHOT targets may also be allocated. Abstracts of previously accepted programs can be found on the HST proposal catalogs Web page, listed in Appendix D.

Where to Get Help

Who's Responsible

The STScI Science Policies Division (SPD) is responsible for the HST science program selection process. SPD staff includes astronomers Neill Reid (Division Head), Claus Leitherer, Eva Villaver, Bob Williams, Technical Manager Brett Blacker, and Administrative Assistant Darlene Spencer.

The Cycle 17 Call for Proposals was edited by

I. Neill Reid and Jim Younger,

based in part on versions from previous cycles, and with text and assistance from many different individuals at STScI.

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